Sacrifice is the most beloved act insight of Allah. when prophet ibrahim (Pbuh) was put on a series of trials by Allah.One of the trials was an injunction to sacrifice his beloved son Ismail(A.S).He told to his son about Allah’s order. Prophet ismail agreed immediately and tried to commit the act.Allah stopped them, pleased with their dedication. He sent down a sheep from heaven which was then sacrificed.Allah liked this act soo much.This symbolic practice of sacrificing animals has stayed ever since and will be continued until the end of the world as a reminder and an example for all believers to follow in the footsteps of Prophet Ibrahim.
Hadees narrated from zaid bin arqam
وَعَنْ زَيدِ ابْنِ ارقمَ(قَالُوا : یَا رسولَ اللہ، مَا ھٰذہ الأَضاحِيْ؟ قَالَ : سُنَّةُ اَبِْيكُمْ إبْراهيمَ. قَالُوْا : فَمَالنَا فِيْھَا یَا رسولَ اللہِ؟ قَالَ: بِکُلِّ شَعْرَۃٍ حسنۃٌ. قَالُوا : فَالصُّوفُ؟ قَالَ: بِکُلِّ شَعْرۃٍ مِنَ الصُّوفِ حسنۃٌ)
The companions asked about the sacrifice to prophet muhammed (pbuh). Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) answered : this is the tradition of your grand father (prophet ibrahim). And, then companions asked what is the benefit in sacrifice for Us? Prophet muhammed (pbuh)said: In sacrifice, one good deed for every hair. The companions asked about the wool?
Prophet muhammed (pbuh) said one good deed for every hair.
And there is a another hadith
That the sacrifice would have been accepted before the blood of animal fell on the floor .
It turned out that the sacrifice is the most beloved act in the sight of allah .God forgive sins for every hair.
Sacrifice or charity??
As we have read about the act of sacrifice is most beloved .The honourable act of Prophet Ebrahim, who was an old man of 100 at the time, to willingly offer his young son in the way of Allah.In old age he had a children and allah commanded to sacrifice his son in the way of Allah and prophet ibrahim(pbuh)passed this test also .And trial that come upon us today in the form of the plague is greater than the trials of prophet ibrahim?? Of Course no! this test is nothing
And the law of allah is that allah test his servants by putting them to various tests.who would have succeeded in that.
In the face of this ordeal some ignored people have expressed their opinion that the money should be distributed among the poor and needy people .however from a shariah point of view the statement is not correct .because there is no substitute for sacrifice.sacrifice is obligatory on every rich person .today we are prioritizing desires over our needs due to which we started looking for ease in shariah work. if we put a little restraint on desires nothing can stop us from the following shariah .
How ever the headline which is spreading not to sacrifice instead distribute it’s amount among the needy. But it can be done when it is difficult to make a sacrifice somewhere nearby. In that scenario we can distribute the money among the poor and needy people otherwise this is not correct . Now the government also allows for sacrifices by following the guidelines. so don’t fell in this misunderstanding.
May allah accept our sacrifces and deliver us from this plague as soon as possible